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Dale Dekker, AIA, AICP

Founding Principal



Dale is an original founder of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) an architecture, engineering and planning firm which employs more than 190 people with offices in Albuquerque, Las Cruces/El Paso, Amarillo and Phoenix. D/P/S traces the firm’s roots to 1959, when Dale’s father, Art Dekker, Architect and Engineer started his own design and engineering practice in Albuquerque.  

D/P/S has been recognized locally as the 36th largest private sector business in Albuquerque and is nationally ranked as #140 in Architectural Record’s top architectural firms. Dale has extensive experience in architecture and planning projects that are socially, economically, and environmentally sustainable.

Dekker has contributed to high tech, one-of-a-kind research facilities for Sandia National Labs and the University of New Mexico, award-winning school designs across the Southwest, and large-scale master plans, such as the UNM Master Plan Update. In addition to enhancing communities and quality of life through the built environment, Dale also participates on a variety of boards and commissions dedicated to economic development, education and sustainability.

Dale serves as the current Chair of the New Mexico Bioscience Authority and as a business representative on the State of New Mexico Workforce Solutions Workforce Development Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee of AREA-Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (formerly AED-Albuquerque Economic Development), Board member of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, National Board Member of NAIOP and past Chair of NAIOP New Mexico, and the Past-New Mexico District Council Chair of the Urban Land Institute.